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Capacitance Meter DIY Kit

  (6 Reviews)
Our Price:  £13.75 

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SKU:  PPKIT-09485
Part Number:  KIT-09485
Brand:  SparkFun
Requires Soldering:  Yes
Requires Programming:  No

This kit includes everything you need to make your very own capacitance meter, able to measure caps anywhere between the range of 500uF to 1pF. Many multimeters are able to measure capacitance, but they’re rarely as precise as a dedicated capacitance meter. Not only does this product provide a great chance to hone your soldering skills, but you also come out with an accurate, fully functional, capacitance measuring tool.

Assembly is very straightforward, and all components are through-hole. You’ll get a chance to solder a wide range of components such as resistors, seven segment LEDs, a 28-pin ATmega48 microcontroller, and more!

An 8-16VDC power supply is required, but not included.


  • About 1% accuracy, <2% error
  • Measuring range: 1pF - 500uF
  • Automatic range switch
  • Zeroing available
  • Real time serial output of measurement read-outs with time stamp
  • Low cost and easy to build
  • Power supply voltage: 8-16VDC
  • Power supply current: <30mA


Be sure to checkout our Surface Mount Soldering Tutorial and our SMD soldering guide.

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Customer Reviews
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Capacitance mter
Wednesday, 14 December 2016  |  Christopher

Connected the x2 ceramic caps at the bottom incorrectly so it did not work at all. Took me ages to notice, rotated them through 90 deg.
Now perfect, amazed how good it is!

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Works great, but.........
Friday, 19 September 2014  |  Eddie

OK, when I opened the envelope and checked the contents I was relieved and pleased to see all the components were all there. As another reviewer has mentioned, the colour code bands on the resistors were hard to see and the multimeter had to be used to id


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Good budget kit
Thursday, 3 April 2014  |  Rob

Kit was easy to assemble, taking about an hour. All components were easy to identify, some of the resistors were hard to distinguish from each other due to small size and poor painting, however this was easily rectified by measuring with a multimeter.Ki


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

This is a fantastic value kit
Friday, 31 January 2014  |  Michael

Faced with replace my multimeter, which I like, with one that does capacitance too, saw this kit and bought it. A bit of assembly needed, enjoyed that, checked all was correct, plugged in power, flicked the switch, IT WORKED! Went through the box of ceram


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Very Pleased
Friday, 15 November 2013  |  Dave

Very pleased with this. It was simple to build and seems to work well. Haven't noticed any glitches and it seems reasonably accurate across a wide range of electrolytic and ceramic caps. I'm just tending to power it with a 9V battery and battery clip whic


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Works ok for a standard cap
Monday, 22 October 2012  |  E

Overall pleased. Works fine for standard clean caps. Good PCB. Occassionally suffers from glitches with small values in 'noisy' environments, so not good for higher ESR caps of low value so it would seem.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.